Within the efforts of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, represented by the Deanship of Student Affairs, to encourage staff to adopt a healthy lifestyle, the University has implemented, in partnership with Kayl Association for Combating Obesity, the national campaign against obesity during the period from 20/03/1441 AH, corresponding to 17 November 2019 AD, to 17/04/1441 AH, corresponding to December 17, 2019 AD at the University headquarters.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the damages of obesity and the effects of weight gain and its association with high risk factors leading to chronic diseases, mainly diabetes type II. The University focuses in its implementation of the campaign on encouraging employees to improve the daily amount of food by adjusting unhealthy eating habits and reduce the daily amount of calories, sugar, salt and fat. In addition to the dissemination of awareness messages through electronic screens available within the university, as well as the use of social media to promote awareness messages that stimulate the improvement of diet and physical activity. In addition to the establishment of weekly awareness programs that include measuring the body mass index of a sample of students to determine the prevalence of obesity and the level of awareness of students about the unhealthy eating habits associated with weight gain.
This campaign comes within the framework of cooperation between the University and awareness charities to achieve the goals of the Kingdom's Vision 2030 towards a vital society and strengthen the prevention against health risks.